The Cement Masons and Plasterers Trust Funds (for WA, AK, and E. WA/ID) was established to provide medical, retirement, and 401(k) account benefits for their eligible members and their dependents through the collective bargaining process.
This site provides general benefit information, forms and other Trust related items. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Glossary of Terms can be reviewed here.
July 2023 - Plan Changes Due to End of COVID-19 National Emergency
As you may be aware, the Biden Administration has announced an end to the COVID-19 National Emergency and the related Public Health Emergency. Following this announcement, the Board of Trustees of the Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Plan has adopted the following benefit plan provisions related to the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19:
- The Plan will no longer provide benefits for over-the-counter (OTC) COVID testing, pursuant to the normal Plan terms.
- The Plan will continue to provide benefits for COVID vaccines as a preventable benefit (paid in-network at 100% without cost-sharing).
- The Plan will continue to provide benefits for anti-viral medication for the treatment of COVID, such as Paxlovid, under normal Plan provisions, subject to deductible, co-payments, and in-network or out-of-network coinsurance.
- Other treatment of COVID and in-office diagnostic testing remains covered under normal Plan provisions, subject to deductible, co-payments, and in-network or out-of-network coinsurance.
July 2023 - 401(k) Trust Distribution Options
Please click here to see the list of distribution options for the Cement Masons and Plasterers 401(k) Trust.
February 2022 - Teladoc Information
For more information about Teladoc, please click here.
October 2021 - Member Assistance Program
Did you know the Trust has a member assistance program through First Choice Health? Please see this brochure for more information.
September 2020 - Teladoc Behavioral Health Benefit
The Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Trust has added behavioral health to the Teladoc benefit. Please see the flyers below for more information.
December 1, 2019 - Teladoc Benefit
All Active, COBRA, and non-Medicare Retiree participants in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Plan are eligible to use Teladoc. Teladoc provides 24/7 access to a board certified, licensed family practice doctor or pediatrician via phone or video. For more information and to register for Teladoc on or after December 1, 2019, please go to https://member.teladoc.com/aetna and the Member Registration Packet below.
October 2019 - Transcarent (BridgeHealth) Planned Surgery Program
Effective September 1, 2019, the Trust has contracted with Transcarent (formerly BridgeHealth) to provide non-Medicare eligible participants with access to high quality providers across the United States who perform certain surgeries.
To obtain more information about this benefit, contact Transcarent at (800) 680-1366 and identify yourself as a participant in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Plan or go online at www.BridgeHealth.com.
A Note from the Board of Trustees
November 17, 2012
Members of OP&CMIA Locals’ 528 & 77 participate in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Retirement Trust.
This plan is a joint Labor-Management, Taft Hartley, Defined Benefit Plan administered by a third party administrator (WPAS, Inc.).
Your local union Business Manager may answer general questions regarding your Retirement and Health & Welfare Plans.
However, the only party authorized by the Board of Trustees to answer questions regarding benefits from the Cement Masons and Plasterers Retirement Trust is the Contract Administration Agent, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (WPAS, Inc.). No employer or local union, nor any representative of any employer or union, is authorized to interpret these Plans nor can such person act as an agent of the Board of Trustees to guarantee benefit payments.
All questions concerning retirement plan or health & welfare plan benefit interpretations should be referred to the Trust’s Administration office. Telephone contact with the Administration office does not guarantee eligibility for benefits or benefit payments. Eligibility for benefits and benefit payments will be determined only when a claim is submitted to the Trust on the appropriate claim forms.
If you have any questions please contact the Administration Office.